Project Managers (NPD) (Ref: 2180219)

What are you going to do?

As part of the Project Management Group based in Antrim you will be managing New Product Development (NPD) Projects for our automotive customers (OEM’s) and you are their focal point in dealing with our internal organization.  In this role you will be the link between all disciplines involved in projects and you are able to manage technical and commercial topics.  You are responsible for planning, organization and flawless execution of projects and delivering an important contribution to the success of our business.

You are going to work within a global team and you work on highly visible projects and manage our business of the future. We describe our culture as dynamic, open, proactive, one Sensata, can do mentality, obsession to win, high flexibility, close to our customers. You will build and nurture positive relationships with that of your customer and internal teams.

The role requires you to be involved in all aspects of project management from pre project award through to customer launch and subsequent change management requirements.

What are your tasks and responsibilities?

  • Project management for new product launches of significant importance to the business.
  • Organization, planning and leading international project teams.
  • Managing the execution of the projects on time, on cost, on quality.
  • Set up proposals for additional (organisational) actions to department management to prevent possible delay in execution of plans.
  • Understanding customer requirements and expectations, and developing/driving actions and schedules needed to support them.
  • Utilise appropriate tools for project management and maintain a comprehensive project file that ensures that all defined operating procedures are followed and adequate records maintained as per company procedures.
  • Interacting frequently with our customers and functional management levels.
  • Achieving results in support of business goals in a matrixed, team oriented, global environment; working with global cross-functional teams consisting of engineering, quality, marketing, sales, customer service and operations.

What is your background?

  • You must have a Degree in relevant Engineering discipline
  • It would be desirable that you have a background in an Automotive or a high-tech development organisation with high volume of physical products.
  • Significant experience in Project Management and direct interaction with customers.
  • You have leadership qualities and experience with managing professionals, you are result-oriented, excellent planning and organising skills and Customer oriented.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are a must.
  • It would be desirable that you are fluent in a second language.

Additional Information:

The role requires you to work closely with individuals at all levels within the organisation and to be a trusted representative of Sensata in your customer interaction so as a minimum you must have the following: excellent communication, active listening, coaching, appropriate and thought out decision making skills. A proven ability to work autonomously are essential to the role.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. As an Investor in People, Schrader is committed to the provision of training, development and promotion opportunities. A comprehensive Induction programme is also available to all our new employees.

Please note that all successful candidates must undergo a medical examination which includes a drugs test.

Schrader Electronics is an equal opportunities employer